As the NFL heads into the final five weeks of the 2011 season, several teams are looking to get wins to keep their postseason hopes alive, while two NFC squads look to clinch a playoff spot. Here’s a preview of all the scheduled action for Week 13:
Last week was the final bye week of the 2011 NFL season. All of the teams have now played 10 games of the 16-game season. Six teams got an early start on the playoff push with Thanksgiving Day games, the rest play Sunday and Monday
The best teams in the league are already eyeing first-round playoff byes as the NFL schedule moves into its stretch run. Here’s a preview of the games scheduled for Week 11:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Green Bay Packers – 1:00 PM
San Francisco 27 – N.Y. Giants 20
Defensive end Justin Smith swatted down an Eli Manning pass to end a potential game-tying drive, as the San Francisco 49ers beat the New York Giants 27-20. Kicker David Akers had four field goals for San Francisco (8-1), which found enough offense to win despite playing most of the game without leading rusher Frank Gore, who suffered a knee injury
The Indianapolis Colts, which has been one of the NFL’s most respected and successful franchises over the last decade, continued their massive freefall last weekend by dropping to 0-9, following an ugly 31-7 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Indianapolis Colts injured quarterback Peyton Manning said yesterday that if feasible, he would like to play this season. The problem with that is Manning's injured neck has been slow to heal. "Still waiting for the fusion to take place," explained the frustrated 4-time MVP. The more time that passes, the more questions arise about Manning's future in Indianapolis.
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